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Nickname: schimg schimg's car
Name: Steve Guest
Member Since: 7th March 2003
Total Posts: 1,830
Occupation: Counter Fraud and Security Trainer CFSMS 
Region: Warks and West Midlands 
Country: United Kingdom 
<div>TVRCC Regional Organisor Warwickshire and West Midlands Region <br><br>I have always appreciated TVR's, and realised the dream in March 03 when I purchased THE Suzuki Candy Yellow 4.3 Chim. It required some attention (most of which I have done myself). <br>Current spec: <br>LT: badges,stalks,stainless grill (modified no centre-bar),kick-plates, ash-trays, cigar lighter and dash vents. <br>Mahogany wood Steering wheel. <br>Upgraded cross drilled brakes(Larger 500 spec hubs and callipers)and braided hoses. <br>Front/rear wishbones replaced and re-bushed, Replaced anti-roll bar bushes and drop-links (later type). <br>Engine: Blue Silicone hoses, dizzy,Radiator,main bearings, clutch, master cylinder replaced, and plugs/leads etc. <br>After market 17ins wheels or 18 ins TVRMotion Split Rims. <br>Zertec after-burners, Speed 12 headlight conversion with (clear) frenched front indicators and side repeaters <br>Full strip down re-paint in Suzuki Candy Yellow (Newlun Design 07/2004), factory roll-cage in stainless. <br>Replacement Griff sports exhaust (original retained). <br>Winter 04/05 replaced steering UJ's, oil and fuel filter service, K+N upgrade+ACT pipe to air-flow meter pipe, new stainless caphead fixings, Plenum polished and throttle body enlarged to 73.5mm, brass butterfly. Thermal plate fitted. Various bits polished and chromed. <br>2006 Body off chassis refurb, chassis hot zinc sprayed plus at least 5 coats POR15 5 coats of Hammerite plus new ball joints/track rod end/steering rack/wheel bearings/braided fuel brake lines/seat belts/ Gaz Gold Shocks /engine bay colour coded /pre cats out/gearbox rebuilt/ diff rebuilt new quiffe seals poly bush / new cv's/poly bush suspension - Castle Race Engines 430 big valve gas flowed heads/ACT carbon fibre trumpet base/ blue print engine/285 piper / 500 clutch. Toyo Proxys all round plus more! <br>Winter 2006 Fitted Tuscan seats and colour coded seat backs/ partial retrim of interior/LT air vents and wndow switches <br>This is not the main car so I can limit the mileage to 3K. <br>Since getting the car have met a few like minded folk in the Warks area. The workhorse is a TD Mondeo! Oh yes...chose my login name late one night , then realised that"schim" means ladyboy in Thailand!<br></div>